pageoneresults - 5:25 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
I meant campaign: this is a period of time which I concentrate on building links.
It sounds like this is an endeavor you embark on periodically? If so, were you able to pinpoint any specific time frames with previous campaigns? I personally don't think you can pinpoint anything when there are so many dynamics involved. How do you pinpoint which link is doing what from a ranking perspective? Especially when there are 40+ links involved?
I don't do link development of this nature so I'm trying to understand how you can accurately determine what the outcome is here. I mean, you'd have to know quite a bit about the algorithms to even come up with a basic timeline, yes? And then you'd have to know what is going on "behind the scenes" with the link equity that may or may not be passed from the source. That requires a lot of research, reporting, crunching, etc. Do you have a link profile for each of those sites that you acquired a link from? Can you tell if the links are passing value? I have all sorts of questions.
40+ links in a short period of time for a site that normally doesn't get that many links would raise a flag for me. And yes, I understand that there could have been something that caused the spike naturally and I believe there are signals to determine that.
You've managed to land some really good natural links.
What's natural about acquiring links in the manner you describe? What is a "really good natural link"? These links that you've acquired, in what context do they appear? Are they inline, within a high quality article? Or are they sidebar links along with similar sites? Is the anchor text similar among all 40+ sites or is it varied enough to look natural? Again, I have all sorts of questions. I really need to understand this whole link development process. I'm not being a smart arse - yet. ;)